Valencia Private Tours

Alcala del Jucar Village Tour

Visit the province of Albacete, Spain’s most remote region to a village rated top 10 most beautiful towns in Spain. A Moorish castle, defensive cave tunnels and a river beach stop will be explored on your private tour.

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Leaving the city behind us, we will travel deep into the Valencian and Castillian countryside toward the whitewashed village of Alcala del Jucar, commonly regarded as one of Spain’s most breathtaking locales. During the bus ride we will pass by mountains, quaint towns, small forests and vineyards. Brimming with history, Alcala del Jucar is a village carved into the side of a gorge and crowned at the top by a 12th Century Moorish fortress. The ancient, cave-like homes cascade down the mountain toward the rushing river below, where a Roman bridge stretches across the water. From the hilltop fortress, you will be able to see the vast, expansive countryside, the whitewashed buildings below, the deep blue, tiled dome of the church of San Andrés, and of course the historic bullring on the opposite side of the gorge, notable because of its irregular shape and precarious location.

We usually have lunch at a great restaurant overlooking Alcala de Jucar but on this private tour, you can of course customized and you can decide where you would like to eat if not there. On the way back, you may opt to stop at a local winery, which is typical in this region.

Duration: 8 hours

Meeting Point: Train Station, Bus Station, Port, Hotel, or Destination of Your Choice

***For Port Pick Ups Only: Your private guide will meet you at the ‘Acciona Transmediterranea terminal’ at the cruise ship port, where your ship might be docking anyway. If you dock elsewhere, you will be at a pier a bit further away with restricted access for vehicles and private pick-ups. In this case, the port authorities will provide a shuttle bus, free of charge, that takes about 5 minutes to get to the Acciona Transmediterranea Terminal, which is the only place private pick-ups are allowed. Your guide will be waiting for you at the terminal with a sign in your name.

Transportation: 

  • 4 people or fewer – Mercedes Class B (similar to a small SUV).
  • 4-6 people – Chrysler Grand Voyager with tinted windows, leather seats, and electric doors.
  • 7+ people – Private coach with a driver, in addition to your guide.

IMPORTANT NOTE (for groups of 6): In my larger touring car, the middle two seats are spacious and comfortable, and the back seat is a three-person bench seat that might be a tight squeeze for some. Before I can confirm a booking for six people with this vehicle, I will need confirmation that you understand this arrangement before I accept the booking. If you prefer, I would be happy to arrange a private coach and driver in addition to your guide. Please let me know that this is your preference when you submit your pre-booking form. 

 

Inclusions:

  • Private tour for you and your party alone
  • Private passionate, friendly and knowledgable private guide in language of your choice
  • Private air conditioned transportation, including all driving expenses (parking costs, fuel, etc.) 
  • Entrances to Xativa Castle
  • Cafe or beverage invite

Exclusions:

  • Additional museum or monument entrances 
  • Lunch*
  • Souvenirs 
  • Gratuity (non-obigatory)

*Please note that while every full day tour includes time for lunch, the price of lunch is not included in the price of the tour, as it will need to be paid directly to the restaurant on the day. We would be delighted to organize lunch for you at a local restaurant within your preferred budget. If you prefer, your guide can accompany you to lunch to assist you with translating and ordering, or you can meet with your guide after your meal has finished. tour